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Donate Blood at City Hall Blood Drive

updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015

City of St. Louis Park Blood Drive (open to the public)
Monday, June 8, 2015
7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Bloodmobile in City Hall South Parking Lot
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.

Click here to schedule a donation (sponsor code: 0531)

Step up to the plate to donate for a chance to win Minnesota Twins tickets!
All presenting donors in June are eligible to win 1 of 2 GRAND SLAM prizes or 1 of 10 HOME RUN prizes! Grand Slam Prize includes 4 premium Minnesota Twins tickets and a $200 Visa gift card for travel accommodations. Home Run Prize includes one pair of premium Minnesota Twins tickets. 
 
Please donate to help replenish the supply.  

Make a date to donate today, and consider making blood donation a regular part of your life. All blood types are needed.

Questions? Contact John McHugh at (952) 924-2528.



Fire Department Open House 2015

updated: Friday, May 22, 2015

2015 Fire Department Open House Banner


Join your fellow community members for one of the hottest events all summer - The 2015 Fire Department Open House. The event will be held Tuesday, June 9 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Fire Station One, 3750 Wooddale Ave. S.

This year's open house will include displays and demonstrations for people of all ages to enjoy, and great food and drinks to beat off the summer heat!

For Kids

  • Jumper 
  • Sparky the Fire Dog
  • Squirt House
  • "Kid-sized" fire gear 

Food

  • Popcorn
  • Hot Dogs
  • Chips 
  • Cookies
  • Iced Tea 
  • Fruit Drink

Displays and Demonstrations 

  • Kitchen Safety
  • Fire Extinguisher Demo
  • Safe Escape House
  • Fire Sprinkler Demo
  • File of Life
  • Car Seats
  • Recreational Fire Permits
  • Emergency preparedness
  • St. Louis Park Command Van
  • Various City Departments
  • Police Squad
  • Public Works Dump Truck and Front End Loader

 



Spring Clean-up Day

The Annual Spring Clean-Up Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the St. Louis Park Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St. The event is for St. Louis Park residents only, personal identification will be required.

For a fee:

  • Bulky items for disposal (furniture, toys, remodeling supplies, equipment, etc.).
  • Appliances and CRT Monitors, Box/Tube TV's.
  • Tires will be collected for shredding and reuse.
  • Mattresses and box springs can be brought to the event for recycling for a fee of $20 each, regardless of size.

See the price list or call Waste Management at (763) 783-5423 for fee information. Cash and checks only.

For no charge:

  • Bicycles in ANY CONDITION.
  • Electronics - Excludes CRT Monitors, Box/Tube TV's.
  • Gently used items for donation.
  • Textile recycling - Bring torn and worn clothes, shoes (pairs only), linens, towels, fabric scraps and rags for free recycling. Clean and dry only please.
  • Scrap metal recycling - Bring in old metal grills, steel shelving, bed frames etc. Lawn mowers and snow blowers must be drained of all fluids.
  • Paper shredding - Bring in your papers for free shredding. Limit three grocery-sized bags per vehicle. Shredded paper will be recycled.
  • Fluorescent bulb recycling - Limit 10 bulbs per vehicle.  Bring in your expired, unbroken fluorescent bulbs (including compact fluorescent lights, U-tube and circline fluorescent tubes, bug zappers, black lights, germicidal bulbs, high output bulbs and cold-cathode fluorescent bulbs) for proper disposal.

Not accepted:
Please DO NOT bring tree debris, yard waste, garbage, recyclables, batteries, hazardous waste or concrete. Hazardous waste can be brought to Hennepin County’s event at the St. Louis Park Middle School June 11-13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find disposal options for these items, visit Hennepin County's A to Z Guide

The St. Louis Park Clean-Up Day is sponsored by Waste Management and the City of St. Louis Park and is provided as a lower-cost alternative to home pick up. Call Public Works at (952) 924-2562 for more information.



Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hennepin County is holding a spring community collection event for county residents to safely and properly dispose of unwanted garden and household hazardous wastes. Items are accepted for free and must only be a household waste. Business waste is not accepted.

The 2015 collection event will be at the St. Louis Park Middle School (2025 Texas Ave. S., enter off 22nd St. West) on June 11 -13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The county will accept many household hazardous wastes, including:

  • Automotive wastes (no motor oil or filters)
  • Aerosol cans
  • Batteries (household and vehicle)
  • Fluorescent and HID lamps (straight, compact, u-tube, circular) limit 25
  • Driveway sealer
  • Gas cylinders (40lbs or less) The county reserves the right not to accept cylinders that require special handling.
  • Mercury-containing items (thermostats and thermometers)
  • Pesticides
  • Paint, paint thinners, stains and solvents
  • Pool, photographic and hobby chemicals
  • Rechargeable products

Items NOT accepted: asbestos (friable), biological waste (medical & infectious), business generated waste, compressed gas cylinders & tanks greater than 40 pounds, construction debris, electronics, explosives, garbage, major appliances, oil (motor, transmission, cutting, lubricating, etc.), oil filters, pharmaceuticals, radioactive, recyclables (cardboard, glass, metal, paper, phone books, plastic, etc.), tires, yard waste

Hennepin County is no longer accepting electronic waste at event collections. Electronics are still being accepted at the permanent facilities. 

Call Hennepin County Environmental Services at (612) 348-3777 or visit www.hennepin.us/collectionevents for a complete list of acceptable materials and drop-off instructions. As a year-round alternative to this collection, Hennepin County provides residents with permanent drop-off facilities located at 1400 W. 96th St. in Bloomington and 8100 Jefferson Highway in Brooklyn Park. Call (612) 348-3777 or visit www.hennepin.us/dropoffs for hours, directions and accepted materials at these sites.



Fare For All

updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Food That Makes Cents
All ages
Fare For All is a cooperative food purchasing program that sells groceries at discounted prices and is open to anyone and everyone. There is no pre-registration and many forms of payment are accepted.
Tuesdays, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11
4 – 6 p.m.

Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St.
 
For more information and future Fare For All distribution dates, visit www.fareforall.org.



Parktacular! 2015

updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015

By popular demand, we brought crowd pleaser The R-Factor back to party with us all night, for our FREE Rock The Block party at Excelsior and Grand. Instead of an opening band, The R-Factor will bring us their soulful groove from start to finish! Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. St. Louis Park Lions Club will have food for purchase...


Emergency Radio Field Day

All ages
The Twin Cities FM Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Emergency Radio Exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League. This type of communication capability has proven invaluable during national disasters. During this 24-hour event, thousands of radio contacts will be made throughout the United States and Canada. This is a wonderful opportunity to stop by and see emergency communication in action.
Saturday, June 27, 1 p.m. – Sunday, June 28, 1 p.m.
Louisiana Oaks Park Pavilion, 3500 Louisiana Ave. S.
Free; no registration required.



Summer Skateboard Series

Summer Skateboard Series
All ages and abilities
Participate in the seventh annual skateboard series sponsored by 3rd Lair Skate Park. Participants compete against other skateboarders at skate parks across the Twin Cities. Points will be given to each competitor based on their final standings during each contest. Winners of each division in each contest will receive passage to the Midwest Melee held at 3rd Lair near the end of summer. Participants will be divided into three levels to match ability.
Saturday, June 20, 5 - 7 p.m.
The Skate Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
Free; register at the event only beginning at 4 p.m.

3rd Lair Skate Park is an independent business and not affiliated with the City of St. Louis Park. This event is included as a service to the residents of St. Louis Park.



Penny Carnival

updated: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ages 3 & up (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Save your pennies for this fun, low-cost carnival. Show off your skills at the fun carnival games, boogie-woogie to the DJ and jump in the moonwalks. Enjoy hay rides, refreshments and more. Your own transportation to and from Wolfe Park must be provided.
Friday, July 17, Noon – 2 p.m.
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
Games and activities cost between 2 – 4 cents per play
Refreshment coupons: $1
Free; no registration required.



National Night Out

All ages
Each year, Neighborhood Watch block captains throughout St. Louis Park organize block parties to organize block parties to celebrate National Night Out, and neighborhood associations organize larger events throughout the city.

This year, National Night Out will occur on Tuesday, August 4. You do not need to be a block captain to organize a National Night Out event for your neighbors. Registration information will be mailed to block captains in June.

Party registration forms and your street closure applications are due by Friday, July 24.

Tuesday, August 4
Neighborhoods throughout St. Louis Park.



SLP Rotary Club Summer Concert Series

updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015

All ages
The St. Louis Park Operations and Recreation Department is partnering with the St. Louis Park Rotary to bring you the summer concert series. Performances are all free and filled with amazing talent! In the event of inclement weather, please call (952) 924-2567 for concert status.

Date Band / Location Time
Wednesday,
June 10
Sweet Colleens (Kid & Family)
Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave.
7 - 7:45 p.m.
Thursday,
June 11
MN Legends (Variety)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
June 17
Annie Mack (Jazz/Blues)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday,
June 19
R Factor (Variety) Parktacular event
E & G Town Green
6:30 - 11 p.m.
Saturday,
June 20
Ladies of the 80’s & Rocket Science (Variety) Parktacular event
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday,
June 24
St. Anthony Main (A Capella)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
July 1
Mu Daiko (Taiko Drum)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday,
July 4
Stevie & The Table Rockers (50's / 60's Rock)
Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S.
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
July 8
Standing Waves (Folk / Pop Rock)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
July 15
Wendinger Band (Polka)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday,
July 17
Dan Isreal & Friends (Folk)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
6 - 9 p.m.
Wednesday,
July 22
Jenn Bostic (Folk / Country)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
July 29
St. Louis Park Community Band (Band)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday,
August 1
Blood on the Tracks Live:
7th Annual “Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan”

Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
August 5
Gypsy Mania Hot Club Quartet (Variety)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
August 12
The Sound of Simon (Simon & Garfunkel Music)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
August 19
Community Talent Show (Variety)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.

 



Community Talent Show

updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

All ages
Have a special talent you want to show the St. Louis Park community? Come audition for the Community Talent Show coordinated by The Park Theater Company. Finalists will then show their talent at the Community Talent Show in August. Questions and inquiries should be directed to The Park Theater Company at (952) 928-6422.
Auditions: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 6– 8 p.m.
Community Talent Show: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7– 8:30 p.m.

Wolfe Park Pavilion, 3700 Monterey Drive



Creative Kidstuff Lunchtime Concert Series at West End

updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015

All ages
St. Louis Park Operations and Recreation is partnering this summer with Creative Kidstuff & The Shops at West End offering a lunchtime concert series. Bring your lunch, a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy fun summertime tunes! Afterwards, stay and check out some of the meal deals the restaurants at the West End will be offering.
Wednesdays, 10 - 11 a.m.
June 17 ........................................ Mary Hall (show for pipsqueeks)
June 24 ........................................ Mixed Nuts by A Touch of Magic Ent.
July 1 ............................................ Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam
July 8 ............................................ Sticks & Tones
July 15 .......................................... Tricia & The Toonies
July 22 .......................................... Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade
July 29 .......................................... Kid Power with Rachael
Aug. 5 ........................................... The Big Fun Show
Aug. 12 ......................................... The Bazillions
Aug. 19 ......................................... Choo Choo Bob
The Shops at West End, 1621 West End Blvd.
Free; no registration required.



Last Day Pandemonium!

All ages
Bring a non-perishable food donation for the St. Louis Park STEP food shelf and pool entrance is just $1. All season pass holders who bring a food donation will receive a coupon for one free small fountain beverage choice at the concession stand. Cash donations will also be accepted for STEP. The concession stand will feature last day specials.
Sunday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.



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St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2500 Email: info@stlouispark.org